News ATI drivers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Sep 14 05:55:32 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 02:44:59PM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 09:38 +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > r5xx introduces a new modesetting engine but has a 2D engine still, and
> > a 3D engine based upon r3xx/r4xx.  r6xx has a brand new 3D engine, and
> > gets rid of the 2D engine.  Also, I believe the video overlay was
> > removed in r5xx, but then re-added in r6xx.
> So the r5xx looks more like an r3xx/r4xx than an r6xx. Why not putting
> all the r5xx code into the -ati driver and creating another driver for
> the r6xx ?

Because the r5xx and r6xx share all the modesetting code, so you don't
want to do that unless you force it to use kernel modesetting (though
not the worst idea ever).

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